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Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya speaks in the Lok Sabha Friday | ANI

Modi’s trust in scientists ensured India developed vaccine in a year, Mandaviya tells Lok Sabha

During a discussion on Covid, Health Minister said that earlier, permissions for vaccine research required 3 years, but Modi govt ‘eased those processes’.

Modi, Putin to review bilateral ties, deliberate on Covid, Afghanistan at India-Russia summit

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen the strategic partnership at the 21st annual bilateral summit, to be held on 6 December in Delhi.

PM Modi chairs key meeting with top officials on India’s Covid situation & vaccination drive

The meeting comes amid rising global concerns over a new strain of coronavirus which WHO has named 'Omicron' and classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a function to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament in New Delhi on 26 November 2021|PTI

Obstacles being put in path of development in name of freedom of expression: PM Modi

Addressing a Constitution Day event, PM said a colonial mindset still exists and that the Constitution is greatest strength to remove obstacles being created by a colonial mindset.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi on 18 November 2021 | PTI

Modi govt ‘bowed down’ after taking all steps to end farmers’ agitation, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM also condoled the deaths of over 700 farmers who lost their lives during the agitation against the three farm laws and noted that their sacrifice will remain immortal.
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Climate change, Covid pandemic in focus as PM Modi meets world leaders at G20 Summit

PM Modi met world leaders during his three-day visit to Rome for the G20 Summit. He will now attend the COP26 Summit in Glasgow and also meet UK PM Boris Johnson.

Narendra Modi arrives in Glasgow for COP26 summit, bilateral talks with UK PM Boris Johnson

The talks between the two leaders are expected to focus on the UK-India climate partnership and a stock-take of the 2030 Roadmap for a stronger strategic partnership.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Pope Francis at the Vatican City on 30 October 2021| PTI

PM Modi meets Pope Francis at Vatican, invites him to visit India

Modi discussed a wide range of issues with the Pope, aimed at making the planet better by fighting climate change and removing poverty during their first-ever one-on-one meeting.
Amit Shah without a mask at an event in Kashmir. | PIB Photo

Wear masks like we wear shoes, PM Modi said. Here are 10 times his ministers ignored request

When India hit the 1 billion vaccine doses mark, PM Modi urged people to continue to mask up no matter their inoculation status. But many ministers don't seem to be listening.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah flags off a campaign vehicle during Mera Pariwar Bhajpa Pariwar campaign in Lucknow on 29 October 2021| PTI

Must elect Yogi Adityanath as UP CM in 2022 for Modi to be PM in 2024, says Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister also asserted that the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls will lay the foundation for the BJP’s victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Cash is dying all over the world, but we aren’t ready to bury it yet

Even in nations where technology has turned it into an anachronistic appendage, cash can’t be allowed to die. Not before central bank digital currencies are ready.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.